The realities of the war in Afghanistan in compelling detail from the point of view of the US Marines who are actually fighting it. It also shows the pain, both mental and physical that these men endure when faced with the challenge of adjusting to the lives they left back home.
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Director Danfung Dennis goes from the front lines to the home front in this startling documentary about a wounded Afghanistan vet suffering from PTSD. Dennis juxtaposes his experiences on the battlefield with his increasing stress at home, creating a poignant and disturbing portrait of psychological duress under extreme pressure.
It looked great, and the embed footage is surprisingly cinematic. Definitely a great technical accomplishment, but I think it deserves a better story (not to reduce the main character's story or struggle). I would have kept at it and tried to include more compelling characters.
Using modified equipment, this documentary gets closeup footage of fighting in Afghanistan but what sets this documentary apart is its innovative style since it also follows one Marine home, carrying the physical and psychological wounds of service with him. http://eddieonfilm.blogspot.com/2012/02/hell-and-back-again.html